Tag Archives: art

Night, the Beloved

Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree.

Antoine Saint Exupery

Newburgh Lake, Michigan


Photo Challenge: Magical Places…to the Invisible

Magical places are always beautiful and deserve to be contemplated.  Always stay on the bridge between the invisible and the visible
—Paulo Coehlo

Photo Challenge: Places  

Magical light in the wilderness forest of Michigan creates a tranquil harbor for the soul, north of the tempestuous Tacquahmenon River.

Tacquahmenon Park, Michigan

Tacquahmenon River, Michigan



Photo Challenge: A Place Where Beauty Is Renewed

Beauty perishes in life, but is immortal in art.
—Leonardo Da Vinci


Photo Challenge:  Place  

This tranquil lake  is an easy half hour drive from my home.

Newburgh Lake, Michigan

zooming in for a closer look at some residents basking in the sun

and Mom gives the kids a swimming lesson

Newburgh Lake, Michigan

Denizens of Newburgh Lake, Michigan

Earth Day: The Kindred Touch

Every part of this earth is sacred to my people. Every hillside, every valley, every clearing and wood, is holy in the memory and experience of my people. Even those unspeaking stones along the shore are loud with event and memories in the life of my people.  Our bare feet know the kindred touch. The earth is rich with the lives of our kin.

Chief Seattle, 1854

Photo Challenge;  Prolific  


Kensington Park, Michigan

Blue Heron and Lake Huron, Michigan

Au Sable River, Michigan

Photo Challenge: Proliferation of Colors in a Second Spring

Autumn is a second Spring, when every leaf is a flower.
–Albert Camus 



In October, Michigan features a proliferation of color, splashing tree leaves with reds and golds, and mirrored on our waters.

Photo Challenge: Prolific  

Matthaei Gardens, Ann Arbor, Michigan


Photo Challenge: Light and Landscape, a Continual Awakening

For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at every moment; but the surrounding atmosphere brings it to life – the light and the air which vary continually. For me, it is only the surrounding atmosphere which gives subjects their true value.

Claude Monet

Photo Challenge:  Awakening